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Sexual Myths

Posted by: webmaster2 on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 07:21 _PRINTPrinter friendly page  _EMAILFRIENDSend this story to a friend
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Sexuality is o­ne of the most fascinating and enticing subjects, inasmuch as everyone has already had doubts about it. Such doubts being usually consequence of lack in pertinent information.

All too often adolescents try to replace information by misconceived ideas, as to show friends how well “experienced", they are. The problem of such misconceived ideas in relation to the adolescent sexuality being that teens would wind up developing unsafe customs turned into sexual myths.

There are sexual myths practically about anything. You can hear them at locker room’s small talk, Internet chats and literally everywhere. More than just talks o­n to convince your girlfriend in doing something; o­ne of such myths may result in someone getting pregnant, or being infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

To avoid headaches inside and outside the bedroom, it is essential to unmask those myths. Instead of being haunted by ghosts made out of superstitions, it would be wise to look for reliable information. Seek out a clinician, specially an urologist or gynecologist, an elder brother or life long friend, for they might provide you with proper information. Using your sound judgement to ensure taking the right decisions in adolescent sexuality renders it even more important. If something sounds too weird or somewhat controversial, think it over before deciding which decision to take. Sexual myths may also creep up due to religious and cultural beliefs. Also it’s up to you to pick and choose, don’t fix an idea at expenses of your well being.

To provide meaningful tips and debunk some of the most common if not weirdest sexual myths, we’ve set up a small list that highlights menstruation, virginity, homosexuality, masturbation and Pregnancy.

"You can’t get pregnant if you have sex during your period” – o­ne of the most common myths related to the adolescent sexuality, it is completely wrong. Spermatozoa can remain inside the female body for a few days after the last day you had sex. However unlikely it may happen.

“You can’t get pregnant in your first time” – Your body can’t simply “know” whether it’s your first time or else, so if you’re menstruating, and in that, you’re a fertile woman and needs to take precautions, so to avoid getting pregnant.

“It is harmful for a girl to have sex during her period” – actually, sex may even help women released some of the discomfort that they endure during menstruation.

“AIDS can be transmitted through saliva, toilet seats and utensils” – totally untrue. The HIV virus is o­nly transmitted through body fluids such as blood, sperm, vaginal fluids and breast milk.

“The bigger the penis the better” – that’s right, it’s a myth! Although being major issue for most boys, size doesn’t really matter, since o­nly the first 2 inches of the vagina are the most sensitive, so that it won’t take a humongous penis to satisfy your woman.

"Precocious ejaculation is just a young men’s problem” – in spite of some boys’ prematurely suffering from precocious ejaculation, there are many people who will be faced with this problem later in adulthood, so it’s not something that heals by itself.

“People engaged in stable relationships aren't supposed to go o­n masturbating.” – masturbating is perfectly normal and makes part of your relationship with yourself. As long as it doesn’t interfere in your sexual life, or with your partner. Researches found that as much as 94% of men and 70% of women engaged in a long-term relationship masturbate regularly.

“In homosexual relationships, o­ne person plays the role of the woman while the other partner plays the man.” – False. Being individuals above all makes gay people as a diverse as heterosexuals. They don’t need to play specific roles in their relationships. Each gay couple has their specific set.

"Women are not supposed to take showers, nor wash their hair when menstruating” – although this myth was more common some while ago, there’s still a large number of people who believe it as truly. In fact, during her period a woman should pay extra attention to hygiene. It makes this as o­ne of the wrongest sexual myths.

"Taking vaginal douches after sex may prevent getting pregnant” – the most common myths pertaining to the adolescent sexuality refers to the use of some substances and/or even bizarre methods to avoid pregnancy. It includes vaginal douches, immersion baths, or washing the vagina after sex with substances such as water, brine, Coke (!), or vinegar. Along with the belief that some specific positions may act as contraceptive and withdrawal, it’s all wrong. The o­nly SAFE methods to avoid pregnancy are contraceptive methods such as condoms and pills among others. They don’t cost more than pocket money, in general, so you don’t need to take the risk of getting pregnant or even acquiring infectious diseases.

“AIDS is a gay bound illness” – more of prejudice than merely myth, it’s totally wrong. The HIV virus is transmitted sexually by body fluids, so anyone who had sex without protection may be infected, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnic, or gender.

"The G Spot doesn’t really exist” – The G Spot is an area o­n the upper inner wall of the vagina that’s more sensitive to stimulation. Although this stimulation produces different reactions according to each woman’s sensitivity, every woman has an actual G Spot.

“Boys have stronger sex drives and are more interested in sex than girls” – this myth is a consequence of the social custom of men being allowed to express their interest more openly. Girls’ sex drives are actually as strong as boys’. Your girl friends are thinking about sex too, you just didn’t know it.

“Women shouldn’t have sex during pregnancy” – sex during pregnancy isn’t dangerous, nor wrong. It’s completely normal to carry o­n having Sex. So long as the woman looks for positions, in which she’d feel more comfortable. In fact, many women use to feeling horny during pregnancy, due to a surge of hormones.

The biggest sexual myth: “the main sexual organs are the penis and the vagina”. Always remember that the main sexual organ for both men and women is the brain.

Those are just a few examples of how these myths may interfere in our actions. Use your common sense to determine whether something is myth or fact, and always ask for professional guidance in case of doubt.


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